Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FO: Technicolor Shawl

FO: Technicolor Shawl

My Kool-Aid shawl was finished nearly three weeks ago. After not being completely satisfied with the pictures I took, Houston was hit with nearly two weeks of rain (not entirely uncommon here), but I finally took some additional pictures this week.

FO: Technicolor Shawl

As mentioned here, where I was referring to the shawl as "Fruition", the pattern is Waves of Leaves, a free pattern from Malcolm and Marcus. There are only 119 projects on Ravelry, which is surprising to me. The pattern is straightforward and is a great choice for highly variegated yarn.

FO: Technicolor Shawl

I used a size 4 circular needle and the full skein of my hand-painted Kool-Aid yarn, approximately 460 yards. When I started the pattern, I inadvertently assumed the \ decrease to be SSK (slip slip Knit), so I continued this decrease in the same manner for the remainder, to keep things uniform. I'm not sure it made much of a difference, but that was my only (accidental) modification.

No, scratch that. I lied. Like an idiot, I kept knitting five rows too long on the third repeat of the main chart. After finishing that row, row 16, I switched to the border lace, and it didn't seem to matter. It's nice when a pattern helps out with my inattention!

FO: Technicolor Shawl

Speaking of the lace edging, it's my favorite part.

This is my fourth shawl of 2010. I'm still working on my Swallowtail, #5, but I haven't touched it in over a week.

FO: Technicolor Shawl

I'm honestly not sure I will complete the 10 shawls in 2010 challenge, but I'm okay with that. Frankly, there's a ton of patterns in my queue, items I'll actually wear with frequency, and I may take a breather from all of the shawls. We'll see.

Either way , I'm pleased to have this shawl complete, and to have used my beloved hand-painted yarn.

9 comments:

  1. I reallly love the colors of this shawl! I haven't knit a shawl of my own yet and this is inspiring!

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  2. that is amazingly gorgeous! your hand-painted yarn is so pretty.

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  3. You are right...this pattern seems to be absolutely perfect for highly variegated yarn...nary a bit of pooling in sight! And such a pretty shawl with your dye job.

    I think you have the right approach to challenges like the 10 shawls in 2010. They are good for guidance and motivation but in the end, life is too short to spend time on things that maybe we aren't enjoying as much as we had hoped.

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  4. That is beautiful. I was expecting you to say it was knit with Koigu. You need to dye more often!

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  5. Wow, that is absolutely stunning! That just turned out so neat.

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  6. I rarely enjoy the finished objects made with hand-painted yarn but yours is truly lovely. The colors are so vivid! Just gorgeous.

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  7. That is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love love love it!

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